This article was published in 2005.

Xscape Castleford have announced their second annual Battle of the Bands competition, which was won last year by Leeds-based funk group Chichino. The competition is free to enter with live gigs taking place on Saturday nights from 23rd April onwards. First prize is 2 days of free recording at Pro2 Studios.

The event will also serve to showcase the opening of a new 2,400 capacity venue which is due to open mid March. The venue at Xscape is called Xsite.

For more details or to apply to enter, please contact Leigh Nicholson via